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w. bush -- >> in washington -- >> george w. bush had nancy pelosi as speaker of the house in 2007 and 2008, go back and look at what george w. bush did. when 80% of americans and probably 95% of people in the house were against the surge in iraq, you know what george bush said, we're going to do a surge in iraq. guess what? he got it through. he pushed it through. >> he had a relationship. >> he brow beat them. >> he talked to her. >> they talked to them, but they also pushed it through. it's not easy. >> you think that was his relationships or cheneys? >> i think cheney said things to members of the united states senate that did not -- >> alex is mad. >> coming up on "morning joe" -- >> what did he say to leahy? go -- yourself. i love that guy. i am not a shamed to say i love dick cheney. >> whoa. >> does that jar you too? >> excuse me? >> listen, you're jarred by all of these great americans i love. let me tell you something -- >> oh, my god. i just want to get to a break. >> do what you want to do. i will not sit here while you tear down the united states of america. j gentleme
Jul 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
of the office of legal counsel in the justice department during the george w. bush administration. welcome to both of you. >> thank you. >> james bamford, we heard earlier this gwen's discussion about new revelations what, do you think of those and what do they tell us about this role of the fisa court? >> these new revelations are really an expansive look at a much more expansive eavesdropping capability. we looked before at the telephone and the e-mail. now, this is pretty much the internet. and it's very worrisome in the sense that people when they communicate on the internet are communicating basically their thoughts, their deepest thoughts in their minds a lot of times. their thoughts sometimes that they don't want to share with anybody else. if you have this megacollection that's going oagain, it raises will the question of what oversight is there and what checks and balances are there? we didn't see there were very many checks and balances on the other systems. and maybe the same thing applies here. >> brown: we'll walk through some of those issues, but first, generally, what's your
Jul 31, 2013 8:00pm EDT
as even can for this president. though this program started under george bush. i do not think edward snowden would have had the courage to come out with something like this during that administration because we would not even know where he was right now if he was anywhere. guest: i am sympathetic. i think many in his theynistration know better. know there is a first amendment that whistleblowers need to be protected. he campaigned to get national security whistle-blowers and intelligence whistle-blowers equal rights to other federal employees. i was at that meeting where his administration backed off the promise is very early on. capitulated to the same special interests. it has been that way for all the residents.bush, everybody has gone along with the exception of intelligence. it is disappointing, extremely disappointing, but that is the nature of our political system right now.it's up to the american people to voice their concerns. demand all federal employees need the safe, effective channels to voice concerns and will lead to a full review of their concerns. we need to push for
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to mind the words of sheila bexar a george w. bush administration official who in february urged her fellow republicans to remember that from lincoln's transcontinental railroad to eisenhower's highway system, republicans have understood that investing in critical infrastructure projects creates jobs and expands the economy. and yet the appropriations bill that was on the floor this week would have cut $2 billion from the department of transportation. it was a total rejection of the lincoln-eisenhower tradition. e have spent $87 billion rebuilding the infrastructure of afghanistan and just to -- just approved $5 billion more. according to the united states inspector general, supporters of the taliban and al qaeda are getting contracts and far too much will be wasted due o-- due to insufficient oversight. this, mr. speaker is appalling and it's time to do nation building here at home. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized for one minute.